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Cold Front Tracks Behind Weekend Snow

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Many school districts north of Columbus delayed class or canceled classes Monday, while Columbus City Schools and districts south of the city were mostly running on time.
8:57AM
February 23, 2015

Forecasts call for a Monday high near 10 degrees in Columbus, with temperatures sinking to -5 Monday night and Tuesday morning.

State Reports Continued Drop In Ohio Flu Hospitalizations

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The flu season continues to wind down as fewer Ohioans are sent to the hospital.
10:52AM
February 20, 2015

Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations continued to fall last week as an unusually severe season winds down.

Attorney General Wants Rebate From Anti-Overdose Drug Maker

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Some Ohio agencies say prices for naloxone doubled during 2014.
11:52AM
February
18, 2015

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking the maker of a drug used to combat overdoses to send money back to local police departments and other agencies that administer the drug.

Ohio Abortion Foes Introduce ‘Heartbeat’ Bill For 3rd Time

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Ohio lawmakers again consider the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
11:44AM
February 18, 2015

For the third time in as many legislative sessions, Ohio abortion opponents have introduced a proposal to effectively ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Ohio Senate Committee Approves Bill Aimed At Lake Erie Algae

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The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
3:14PM
February
17, 2015

A committee of lawmakers in the Ohio Senate has approved legislation that’s designed to cut down on the amount of algae in Lake Erie.

Increase In Liquid Nicotine Poisoning Drives Childproofing Bill

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E-cigarettes use containers of liquid nicotine, and some are easy to open, often with screw-on caps.
7:30AM
February
16, 2015

As electronic cigarettes become more popular, the number of medical emergencies involving their liquid nicotine refills has increased dramatically. That’s sparked a bipartisan effort to crack down on the products.

State Reports Slight Drop In Ohio Flu Hospitalizations

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Ohio health officials say the state's tough flu season may be starting to taper off.
2:19PM
February 13, 2015

Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations fell slightly last week as an unusually bad season continues to taper off.

Ohio Follows DOJ’s Order, Reduces Youth Seclusion

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8:57AM
February
13, 2015

After being challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice, Ohio’s juvenile justice agency says it sharply reduced the solitary confinement of its young inmates last year.

Three Injured In Licking County Dog Attack

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9:01AM
February
12, 2015

Two men and one woman were taken to a hospital with facial tears and punctures Wednesday night after the attack.

Students Get Instructions On How To Deal With Police

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The 100 members of the city's anti-violence youth group, the Peacemakers, will be distributing cards outlining the rules of engagement between police and the public.
9:00AM
February
12, 2015

As of next week, every middle and high school student in Akron will be getting a two-sided card telling them how to deal with police. It’s a partnership between city police and an anti-violence youth group.